Uchealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital welcomes new General Surgeon

UCHealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Jason Aminsharifi, a general surgeon whose background includes extensive training and experience at Level I trauma centers in Florida and Texas.

Dr. Aminsharifi attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida and completed his general surgical residency at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.

He will be on call at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital during the week for emergency and acute care surgeries – such as appendectomies – and will also perform scheduled procedures, including hernia repairs, gallbladder removals and colorectal surgery.

“I grew up in a small town in Florida, and I’ve lived in the big-city setting for a while now. Practicing in Woodland Park is a unique opportunity for me, and already I love the small-town feel and the warmth of the people in Teller County – everyone has been so welcoming,” Aminsharifi said.

Kimberly Monjesky, president of Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, said having a surgeon on staff fills a health-care gap in Teller County. “Prior to Dr. Aminsharifi’s arrival, patients in need of surgery had to seek care in Colorado Springs, Pueblo or Denver. We are so excited that he has chosen to join our team because it means patients in this area can receive surgical care closer to home.”

Affectionately known to patients as “Dr. A,” Aminsharifi grew up on the east coast of Florida. Medicine is his second career: He started out in finance before deciding he wanted a profession that would have a bigger impact in his community. While at the University of Miami, he served as student body president of the Miller School of Medicine and was a member of the board of trustees of the university system.

His medical interests include working with underserved populations, and he has volunteered doing medical mission work in his home state of Florida and in Nicaragua and Peru. He also helped coordinate medical care in Haiti after the country suffered a catastrophic earthquake in 2010.

Dr. Aminsharifi and his wife, who is a radiologist at the U.S. Air Force Academy, have two young daughters. When not working, he enjoys spending time with family, hiking, sailing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. “And now that we’re in Colorado – learning to ski,” he said.

Dr. Aminsharifi is accepting new patients. His office is in Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, 16222 W. Highway 24, Suite 210. For more information, please call 719.365.2960.